Definition of cant dog in English:

cant dog


  • another term for cant hook
    • ‘The peavey was a modified version of the cant dog and was widely used in the annual log drives down Maine's rivers.’
    • ‘On the two-horse wagon sled lie a four-inch crosscut saw and a four-inch cant dog.’
    • ‘We are well stocked with winches, log arches, wood splitters, wedges, cant dogs, and chainsaws.’
    • ‘A cant dog is a pole about eight feet long, with a sharp metal spike and a hook on the working end.’
    • ‘Extra boats carried spare cant dogs and other tools and a portable forge so the blacksmith could keep up with repairs.’